Boys in the Basement, the latest stage production from the 2nd Act Players, has been discovered, and widely covered, by the media because of its unique look at divorce from the male perspective.
Columnist Jackie Philossoph conducted a Q&A with play author John N. Frank which appeared on the Chicago Tribune website, detailing why Frank wrote the play and what he hopes playgoers will take away from the experience.
She also gave Frank the opportunity to write his own guest post on a blog she does for divorced men, Divorced Guy Grinning.
Northwestern University’s student newspaper, the Daily Northwestern, picked up on the story of the new play and its implications for the state of marriage in America today.
Other coverage has appeared on the Daily North Shore website. “Contrary to the stereotype of the strong silent type, Evanston resident John Frank has LOTS to say about divorce,” begins that piece.
The Evanston Review wrote about the play prior to its opening night as well. “Evanston resident John Frank is not a subscriber to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s observation that “there are no second acts in American lives.” As the creative director of the 2nd Act Players, he is the embodiment of the counter-argument,” it wrote.
Even the Chicago Reader sent a reviewer to a performance. The play, she wrote, “has a worthy goal of helping people cope with and conquer one of the most devastating of life events.”
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